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'''Portugal''' is a nation in the [[Iberian Peninsula]], the most westerly on the European mainland. Its capital is [[Lisbon]].
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'''Portugal''' is a [[european]] nation in the [[Iberian Peninsula]], with land borders with [[Spain]].   Its capital is [[Lisbon]].
  
In the 16th century, it explored and colonised large areas, including [[Brazil]], [[Angola]], [[Mozambique]], parts of [[India]], [[Timor]], [[Cape Verde]], and others.
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In the 16th century, it explored and colonised large areas, including [[Brazil]], [[Angola]], [[Mozambique]], parts of [[India]], [[Timor]], [[Cape Verde]], and others. It lost much of it's power when Lisbon was destroyed in an earthquake in 1755, and it was occupied in the Napoleonic Wars.  In 1910 a revolution deposed the monarchy; but repressive nationalistic government would rule for most of the next six decades. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms.  Portugal is a founding member of [[NATO]] and entered the [[EC]] (now the [[European Union]]) in 1986.<ref>https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/po.html CIA Factbook</ref>
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Portugal has an area of 92,391 square kilometers and a population of 10,642,836 (2007 estimate). 
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==References==
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Revision as of 20:05, 9 September 2007

File:Po-map.gif
Map of Portugal

Portugal is a european nation in the Iberian Peninsula, with land borders with Spain. Its capital is Lisbon.

In the 16th century, it explored and colonised large areas, including Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, parts of India, Timor, Cape Verde, and others. It lost much of it's power when Lisbon was destroyed in an earthquake in 1755, and it was occupied in the Napoleonic Wars. In 1910 a revolution deposed the monarchy; but repressive nationalistic government would rule for most of the next six decades. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the European Union) in 1986.[1]

Portugal has an area of 92,391 square kilometers and a population of 10,642,836 (2007 estimate).

References

  1. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/po.html CIA Factbook